AWS News Blog

Amazon DynamoDB Update – Global Tables and On-Demand Backup

AWS customers in a wide variety of industries use to store mission-critical data. Financial services, commerce, AdTech, IoT, and gaming applications (to name a few) make millions of requests per second to individual tables that contain hundreds of terabytes of data and trillions of items, and count on DynamoDB to return results in single-digit milliseconds. […]

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In The Works – Amazon Aurora Serverless

You may already know about . Available in editions that are either MySQL-compatible or PostgreSQL-compatible, Aurora is fully-managed and automatically scales to up to 64 TB of database storage. When you create an Aurora Database Instance, you choose the desired instance size and have the option to increase read throughput using read replicas. If your […]

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Introducing AWS Fargate – Run Containers without Managing Infrastructure

Containers are a powerful way for developers to develop, package, and deploy their applications. At AWS we have over a hundred thousand active ECS clusters and hundreds of millions of new containers started each week. That’s 400+% customer growth since 2016. Container orchestration solutions, like and Kubernetes make it easier to deploy, manage, and scale these […]

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H1 Instances – Fast, Dense Storage for Big Data Applications

The scale of AWS and the diversity of our customer base gives us the opportunity to create EC2 instance types that are purpose-built for many different types of workloads. For example, a number of popular big data use cases depend on high-speed, sequential access to multiple terabytes of data. Our customers want to build and […]

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M5 – The Next Generation of General-Purpose EC2 Instances

I always advise new EC2 users to start with our general-purpose instances, run some stress tests, and to get a really good feel for the compute, memory, and networking profile of their application before taking a look at other instance types. With a broad selection of instances optimized for compute, memory, and storage, our customers […]

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Amazon EC2 Update – Streamlined Access to Spot Capacity, Smooth Price Changes, Instance Hibernation

EC2 Spot Instances give you access to spare compute capacity in the . Our customers use fleets of Spot Instances to power their CI/CD environments & traffic generators, host web servers & microservices, render movies, and to run many types of analytics jobs, all at prices that offer significant savings in comparison to On-Demand Instances. […]

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Amazon GuardDuty – Continuous Security Monitoring & Threat Detection

Threats to your IT infrastructure (AWS accounts & credentials, AWS resources, guest operating systems, and applications) come in all shapes and sizes! The online world can be a treacherous place and we want to make sure that you have the tools, knowledge, and perspective to keep your IT infrastructure safe & sound. is designed to […]

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Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances with Direct Access to Hardware

When customers come to us with new and unique requirements for AWS, we listen closely, ask lots of questions, and do our best to understand and address their needs. When we do this, we make the resulting service or feature generally available; we do not build one-offs or “snowflakes” for individual customers. That model is […]

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Amazon MQ – Managed Message Broker Service for ActiveMQ

Messaging holds the parts of a distributed application together, while also adding resiliency and enabling the implementation of highly scalable architectures. For example, earlier this year, and supported the processing of customer orders on Prime Day, collectively processing 40 billion messages at a rate of 10 million per second, with no customer-visible issues. SQS and […]

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